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This Notorious Bandit Plundered the Old West – Until an Army Camel Driver Crossed His Path

It had to do with a failed attempt by the U.S. government to settle the west with camels.  A notorious bandit who plundered California for 20 years may owe his capture to a long forgotten military experiment and an Army camel driver. It had to do with a failed attempt …

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US Launches Strikes Against Hezbollah in Iraq After American Troops Hurt in Drone Attack

American forces launched strikes Monday against Iran-backed militias in Iraq after a drone attack injured three U.S. service members. The U.S. strikes were directed at three locations used by Kataib Hezbollah and affiliated groups, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a statement. “These precision strikes are a response to a …

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Teenage ‘Perfumed Burglar’ Deserted the Navy, Embarked on a Crime Spree, and Escaped San Quentin

Perfume, purloined jewelry and a millionaire’s son form the complex story of Herbert Repsold, a Navy deserter who also was known as the Perfumed Burglar. In the early 1900s, Repsold was a troublesome youth. Growing tired of his son’s antics, the elder Repsold cut off his son’s cash and forced …

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Putin Vows to Continue War on Ukraine, Says He Does Not Use Body Doubles

The 71-year-old Russian leader made the remarks during his annual marathon press conference and call-in event on December 14 in Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will continue the war on Ukraine until he achieves his goals, and insisted while speaking to an AI body double that he …

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Hamas PR Department in Hollywood Mode, Releases Slick New Video

by Susan Katz Keating Hamas on Friday released a slick new video threatening high-impact attacks on Israel. The terrorists’ PR department, it seems, is still in Hollywood mode. As if they are going for an Oscar for “Best Terrorist Short Feature.” The video shows what appears to be a newly …

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America’s Forgotten Terrorists: The ‘Galleanist’ Anarchists Invented New Ways to Use Violence

How the Galleanists operated holds lessons for today as we continue to deal with the endless threat of terrorism. by Jeffrey D. Simon Though largely forgotten today, one of the most creative and destructive terrorist groups in the United States was the Galleanists, a fiery band of Italian anarchists active …

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‘Day of Infamy’ Pearl Harbor Commemorations Include Annual Ceremony of the Blackened Canteen

It is an annual toast to peace. American and Japanese representatives extend the offering each year at the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii, gently pouring bourbon from a World War II-era canteen into the hallowed waters below. Please leave this field emptySubscribe to the Soldier of Fortune Newsletter Enter your …

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Former US Ambassador Spied for Cuba for 40 Years, Was Caught in FBI Sting, Officials Say

Victor Manuel Rocha was targeted by FBI counterintelligence agents who suspected he was a Cuban intelligence officer, one security source told Soldier of Fortune. by Susan Katz Keating He loved Fidel Castro, reviles the United States, and feels comradeship with Cuban intelligence agents, as per his own admissions. He isn’t …

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When an Ex-KGB Man Helped Stage a Daring Heist in Soviet Moscow

by Nikolay Shevchenko It was late evening when a cash truck pulled up in front of a fancy department store on Mozhayskoye Highway in Moscow. Leaving two partners behind in the truck, the third guard stepped over the store’s threshold to collect the cash that had piled up there throughout …

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Pentagon Says Somali Pirates Likely Attacked Ship in Gulf of Aden; Yemen Blames Houthi Rebels

by Susan Katz Keating A foiled attack on a commercial vessel in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday may have been the work of five Somali pirates, the Pentagon said, while the government of Yemen blamed Houthi rebels. “We’re continuing to assess, but initial indications are that these five individuals …

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